If you have a business that serves people locally, one of the most important things that you can do to be successful on the web is to set up a Google Business Profile. 

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to set up your Google Business Profile:

Step 1

Start by going to google.com/business. Click the button that says “Manage now” in the top right corner.

Once you’re there, you will see a page where you can type in your business name. If your business name shows up, you can click it in the list. Otherwise, type the full name of your business. Click Continue.

Step 2

The next screen will ask you to choose what type of business you have. There are three options listed, and depending on which type of business you have will depend what your next step is. You can select all that apply.

Once you select your business type, click Next.

If you choose Local Store or Service Business, you will skip on down to step 3.

If you choose Online Retail, you will be asked to enter your online store on the next screen. Once you have entered your website, click Next.

Step 3

Choose what category your business fits into. You can change or add to this later. Once you have added your business category, click Next.

*Note: Depending on what business category you choose, you may have a few more things to fill out before moving to step 4.

Step 4

On this step, you will enter your business address. Once you are finished typing in your address, click Next.

Step 5

The last thing you will enter is your phone number. If you would like to skip this step, you can put a number in later. Click Next. 

That’s it! On this page, you will see some tips to use when managing your business on Google. Just click continue and you will be finished setting up your Google Business Profile.